New Chemistry research

Read about some of the latest research published in our chemistry journals.

Reversing the carbon dioxide tide600

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Reversing the carbon dioxide tide

A promising route for converting carbon dioxide from fossil fuels...

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Simple testing for foodborne bacteria600

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Simple testing for foodborne bacteria

A single small device with chemical reagents carried by paper...

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Dipping the waters to detect mercury 600

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Dipping the waters to detect mercury

A dipstick that detects mercury offers a simple, sustainable...

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Monitoring astronauts health during long space missions 600

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Monitoring astronauts health during long space missions

For the first time, a biosensor device monitors astronaut's in-mission...

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Cell sorting like a magnetic flipper game 600

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Cell sorting like a magnetic flipper game

Magnets controlling cells moving through flipper-like barriers...

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3D printed disease diagnostics 600

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3D printed disease diagnostics

A 3D printed device offers rapid disease diagnosis at the point of care.


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Magnetic microrobots could deliver drugs in the body 600

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Magnetic microrobots could deliver drugs in the body

Loading drugs into magnetic and biodegradable microrobots offers...

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Bringing a lab-on-a-disc to a place near you 600

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Bringing a lab-on-a-disc to a place near you

A new wireless lab-on-a-disc provides low-cost, portable diagnostics.

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Analyzing the antibodies

A general method for quantifying antibody drugs in blood will spur...


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A toolbox for reliable metabolomic profiling

Eliminating batch effects from metabolomic profiling could...

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Anti-cancer hopes built on a student project600

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Anti-cancer hopes built on a student project

A promising anti-cancer drug could be made at one-thousandth of the...

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Better chemistry for building better bioreplicating robots

Understanding muscle-brain signaling could help build better robots.

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Flower power

Researchers have improved the photocatalytic efficiency of...


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Portable device identifies counterfeit banknotes

Authentic and counterfeit Real banknotes (R$ 50 and R$ 100)...

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Food tattoo detects toxins

This paper demonstrates a gold island film (GIF) coated tattoo paper as acid...

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Stopping aquatic ammonia pollution

A new device to effectively monitor toxic ammonia that threatens...


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Dual detection of pesticides and fungal toxins on raw coffee beans

Analysts can now simultaneously identify a large range of pesticides...

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A novel way to detect toxins in water

The first ever paper microbial fuel cell (pMFC) fabricated by screen-printing...


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Graphene can detect single cancer cells

Inspired by the topography and somatotype features of breast cancer...

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Hidden hearing aid

To create an implantable hearing aid, the team devised a non-contact...


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Cheaper, faster and simpler TB biosensor

Scientists have devised a new biosensor that detects...

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A greener, better lithium battery

Research suggests how improvements to Li2FeSiO4 can make it a low cost...


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SMART food packaging

A new Membrane Film Sensor (MFS) has been developed to measure pH...


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Novel biosensor can detect water impurity in seconds
— for just 34p

A simple paper fuel cell with electrosensitive bacteria can...

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Monitoring heavy metals with a virus

A student’s interest in environmental sensors leads researchers toward...

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Surfing a chemical water world

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Surfing a chemical water world

Reactions in water promise greener, faster and better organic chemistry.


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A new path toward disrupting disease

Researchers are assembling a library of molecules that may treat diseases.

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Detecting disease with your smartphone

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Detecting disease with your smartphone

An affordable and portable mobile-phone–based system to monitor...

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Plastics in the circular economy

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Plastics in the circular economy

Replacing single-use plastics with recyclable bio-plastics will stop…


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Wearables for diabetes

Wearable non-invasive sensors could allow continuous and convenient...


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Carbon-based frameworks for chemical control

Covalent organic frameworks promise exciting new applications for…

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Bloodstain reveals time of crime

Chemical changes as bloodstains age could pinpoint the time of a crime...


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Fruits and vegetables may hold the key to treating Alzheimer’s

Flavonoids are found in many foods and could lead to new treatments...

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Taking the first steps towards beating multidrug-resistant cancer

Newly-discovered selenocompounds block cancer cells’ defenses against...

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Sleep hormone helps breast cancer drug kill more cancer cells

Tiny lipid bubbles packed with melatonin make tamoxifen more...

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Smelly laundry?
It’s all down to chemistry

Identifying the chemicals that make clothing smell could improve...


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Molecular nanodot scaffolding could support fight against superbugs

Identifying the chemicals that make clothing smell could improve...

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Towards a cheaper, quicker Alzheimer’s test

New biosensors could support personalized medicine – including...


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Honeybees are being poisoned – new test reveals how

European honeybees are being poisoned with 57 different pesticides.


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Urine: flush or fuel?

Developing microbial fuel cells to turn one of our biggest waste products...

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